European Union Interior and Justice Ministers are set to meet on September 14 in an effort to find concrete measures to cope with the escalating migration crisis, announced Luxemburg who holds the acting chair of the EU.
The call came after Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, Britain’s Home Affairs Minister Theresa May and France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve underlined the necessity “to take immediate action to deal with the challenge from the migrant influx”.
The decision also comes after the strong words pronounced by Pope Francis yesterday during the Angelus. The Pontiff decried the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck along the road between Budapest and Vienna, calling it an offense against “the entire human family” and urging “to cooperate with effectiveness to prevent these crimes”.
While also a call for solidarity arrived from Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports emerged of another tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan coast of Khoms: 37 confirmed dead so far, who add to the over 2,500 registered since the start of the year attempting to cross to Europe.